This past weekend I had a satellite dish installed in my home. (Not nearly as large as the picture to the left, so don’t panic!) This is not a DirectTV-type system, but a system that is configured to point at one of the free-to-air content satellites currently circling our globe. In layman’s terms, that means I’m getting hundreds of TV and radio channels from around the world — FOR FREE! That’s right, no monthly service charge; no extra $2.95 surcharge for having a remote control; no “because we feel like it” tax applied to a monthly bill. Once it’s installed you never have to pay for service.